Thursday, May 19, 2011

just some updates and a few purchases of mine

My son bought me this lamp a few years ago for christmas. I had it in my bedroom when my furniture was all very traditional.  It fit in well. But I just happened to stop in at the Stretch Thrift Store...where by the way I NEVER seem to find anything good. (makes me wonder why I keep going). Anyhow for one whole dollar I managed to pick up a new shade.

The picture makes it look crooked but its not. I just love it and for a dollar who can complain. I am wondering if I should paint the base of the lamp or just leave it as is. What do you think?

 I was also across the boarder in Wilson NY last weekend and picked up some stuff from HomeGoods.  I love it there. I know HomeSense is owned by the same company but the selection and prices are sooooo much better stateside. This little lamp was cute..kind of kitchy but I like it and it was only 20 dollars.
 I loved this beach sign and it is perfect on this wall because it does in fact....point to the beach.
 This sailboar I acutally picked up in Jacksons Point at Apples of Gold. Sometimes I find the most interesting stuff there.

I needed to put back the summer in my living room and I realised the top of my armoire needed some work. The glass vase with the starfish looked good.....but

 I think the lantern and some beachy embellishments on the basketts looked good.
 Still a little sparce so I added the star. I may put the star on a box so that it will sit higher. And I need to find something to put in my lantern..something blue I think,,,maybe a candle I dont know yet. No big rush, not like its like summer around here anyway with all the rain. I cant even cut my grass and the outside looks awful.
Moved my white wicker chair back in...not sure I will use the white slipcover again this year.  I have been contemplating buying a new couch..but we will see about that. Anyway as always its a process that never seems to have an ending...Hopefully tomorrow I can get my sunroom put in order as I hear Saturday is going to be a beautiful day....Yes hopefully lots of garage sailing in my future....Till Next Time, Frances

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Office area

Yes it was a year ago feb that I started my office room. Before that it was just a catch all for junk but since it is on the first floor of my house and open to other rooms I knew I had to do something with it. The Ikea bookcase is the best thing I have bought so far. I love it. But as you can see it was a tad messy to say the least

I would love to be the kind of person that can do both form and function. but alas that is just not me. So I organized everything I need and tried my best to make it look good while still having it work for me.

The walls are just white primer, I really have to get this room painted soon.

Here is my bulletin board that I made with some hellp from a friend.  I was at Ikea and they had a metal board for writing on.  So I just took a piece of plywood and tripled the size of the 1 board. The middle piece I upholstered with some material (crap I have little shells to put on there to make it look better) oh well next post. and the last third I put some cork. I took everything off it so you could see how it looked. Normall it is full of all kinds of things. It is on the wall right beside my desk so it is easy to glance at should I need too.
 I sitll need a chair for my desk. I was using my white wicker chair but it is really not very good as a desk chair. Hopefully I will find one soon.

And here is a sneak peek at my sunroom..Yikkess what a mess. I have a tendency to just store stuff here all winter as it is out of the way.  This is it actuallly cleaned up a bit. I did have my christmas tree in here but moved it to the garage finally.
 I am only posting these pictures in the hopes that it will shame me to actually get it all put together. This is the may 24 weekend so I will probablly get around to it since I will not be in New York City this year. I went twice last year and even though I have gone every year for I don't know how many on may 24 this year I thought it would be fun to stay home.....It's not even the weekend and I am already bored. What do people do on long weekends at home..... Well I am about to find out....stay tuned...haha  
Till Next Time,  Frances